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Safari Run opened in San Mateo in 2006. Founders Jodi and Rob Eichensehr, with the help of their school-aged boys, realized there were few options for parents and kids to play in a fun, clean, and safe environment. The combination of Jodi and Rob knowing what their kids needed, along with their sons bringing the perspective of what kids want, led to the Safari Run you see today.
While play is one important aspect of a child’s life, fitness and nutrition are another. Knowing this, Jodi, a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer since 1990, wanted to reach out to kids of all ages and offer structured programs that were lots of fun while also being educational. These programs were also based on teaching kids life skills and values that would enrich their lives along with their family’s lives. With the help of her kids, Jodi designed a family-friendly play space celebrating the fun of fitness with games and obstacle courses centered on a track and giant animal-themed jungle gym. The combination of slides, ladders, bridges, and tunnels create a space where kids can build their motor skills, balance, cardio, strength, and confidence.
Our mission is to improve the quality of children’s lives by nurturing their minds, bodies, and spirits through programs that reinforce fitness, nutrition, independent learning, and fun activities. Due to the Eichensehr family and all of the Safari Run Staff’s labor of love, the atmosphere at every Safari Run has developed into a warm, fun, inviting, and safe place where kids and parents can play like animals!